Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To bob up and down.
  • intransitive verb To lose one's grip on (a ball, for example) momentarily.
  • noun A mistake or blunder.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The movement of agitated water.
  • To bob up and down; move with continual bobbing.
  • In golf, to run unevenly on a green: said of a ball.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A furry ball attached on top of a hat
  • noun UK Elasticated band used for securing hair (for instance in a ponytail)
  • noun informal A pill (ball formed on surface of fabric, as on laundered clothes).
  • verb To bob up and down.
  • verb US To make a mistake in.
  • verb to roll slowly

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the momentary juggling of a batted or thrown baseball
  • verb make a mess of, destroy or ruin

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From bob.]

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